Brad Karp

Brad Karp has served as the Chair of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP since 2008. As one of the country’s leading litigators and corporate advisers, Brad has extensive experience successfully defending financial institutions and other companies in “bet the company” litigations and regulatory matters. Prior to being named Chair of Paul, Weiss, Brad chaired the firm’s Litigation Department.

Brad has been profiled as one of the leading lawyers in the United States by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The American Lawyer, Chambers, The Lawyer (U.K.), Crain’s, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, Lawdragon, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, Euromoney Institutional Investors, Best of the Best USA, Law360, and Benchmark/Institutional Investor.

Brad’s successful representation of financial institutions and other companies in complex litigations and regulatory matters was featured in a January 2014 American Lawyer cover story in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best securities litigation/regulatory firm in the United States, in a January 2010 American Lawyer story, “Wall Street Bailout,” and in a January 2006 American Lawyer cover story, “The Lifesavers,” in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best litigation firm in the United States. In 2003, Brad was profiled in The American Lawyer as one of the 45 leading lawyers in the United States under the age of 45.

For the past several years, Brad has been named one of the Most Influential People in the Boardroom by the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2011, Lawdragon named Brad its “Lawyer of the Year.” For the past several years, Chambers has selected Brad as the only “Star” in its Nationwide Securities Litigation category. In 2014, Best Lawyers named Brad its “Banking and Finance Litigator of the Year,” and in 2012, Best Lawyers named Brad its “Securities Litigator of the Year.” In 2012, The Financial Times selected Brad as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the United States. In 2013, Benchmark Litigation/Euromoney selected Brad its “Litigator of the Year.” In 2013, the New York Law Journal awarded Brad its first-ever Impact Award, in recognition of Brad’s “significant and lasting impact on the legal community in New York.”

Brad is a frequent lecturer and writer, having spoken at more than 350 conferences and published more than 400 articles on business litigation and securities law issues. Brad has lectured on business litigation and securities litigation at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. For the past 29 years, Brad has written a monthly column for the New York Law Journal, “Second Circuit Review,” which analyzes developments in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a frequent contributor to The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation